How tight should compression gear be?
Most quality manufacturers of compression garments will provide detailed sizing charts (based on your height, weight, limb segment lengths, etc.). Use those to find the perfect fit. In general, it should feel noticeably tight but not painful or pinching. It won’t be as comfortable as tracksuit pants! – Dr Abigail Stickford, assistant professor, Department of Health and Exercise Science at Appalachian State University, US